Sudoku no longer accessible

Asked by Jacob E. Goodman on 2009-05-31

I've been happily playing Gnome-Sudoku for the past few months.
I closed a game, and when I tried to reopen Sudoko again it failed
to open. The phrase "Starting Sudoku" flashes for a moment in
the bar at the bottom of my screen, then disappears and nothing
happens. All the other Gnome games are fine.
I then uninstalled and reinstalled Gnome Games (including Sudoku)
and got no error message, but again Sudoku fails to start up.
I rebooted, but nothing seems to help.

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Ubuntu gnome-games Edit question
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Solved by:
Steven Danna
Solved:
2009-05-31
Last query:
2009-05-31
Last reply:
2009-05-31
Best Steven Danna (ssd7) said : #1

It could be that one of the configuration files is corrupted in some way. By default, when you uninstall something the config files stay on the machine so that your settings are not lost when you reinstall it later.

Try the following:

1) Open a terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal)
2) Type the following commands:

rm -r .gnome2/gnome-sudoku/

rm -r .sudoku

If you do this you will lose any saved games. If it doesn't work try the following:

1)Open a terminal
2)Enter the command:

gnome-sudoku

3) Paste any error messages that get written to your terminal in your next post here.

Jacob E. Goodman (jgoodman) said : #2

Thanks!

JEG